Policy Research Program Evaluation In Higher Eduraction
  • Government
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Colleges & Universities

Wendy Erisman, Ph.D. Owner of Strix Research LLC, specializes in assessing the effectiveness of programs and policies designed to support underserved students. In over a decade spent working in higher education, Dr. Erisman has held positions both as a university faculty member and as a higher education policy researcher and program evaluator. She has training and experience in research and evaluation design, strong skills in qualitative research methods, and a solid grounding in the literature on college access and success for low-income, first-generation, and non-traditional students.

Dr. Erisman formerly worked as senior research specialist with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board where she conducted research on the assessment of student learning in the context of state higher education accountability systems. Prior to taking that position, she served as director of research and evaluation at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) in Washington, DC. At IHEP, she managed several major evaluation projects and led a number of research studies on topics such as college access and success for specific populations of underserved students, state higher education policy, and corporate investment in college access and success.

Dr. Erisman received her doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, her master's degree in sociology from Yale University, and her bachelor's degree in sociology from Rice University.

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Wendy Erisman, Ph.D. Owner

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